Special Ornithology Research centers have been developed by Bioresearch Research Centre (BRC) to conduct research on Avifauna for classifying and identifying the bird species. Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds and their behavior. About 10,000 living species have been identified making the class Aves the species class of vertebrates. Class Aves is characterized by presence of feathers, a beak with no teeth, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a light weight but strong skeleton.
Avian Research Station Project
Avian Research Centre has developed in 2003 in Islamabad at BRC Headquarter. All data of birds is collected from Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Expert ornithologists are appointed in this station for thorough research on bird fauna. Special
research proposals have also been made by BRC scientists, on:
- Studies on the changes in Avian community structure of River Ravi, Lahore
On the individual, sex and age difference of the Indian house crow (Corvus splendens) “Caw” call
AJK National Park Project
Dhirkot Nature Reserves (DNR), Toli Pir National Park (TNP), Banjosa Game Reserve (BGR), Pir Lasura National Park (PLNP) and Deva Vatala National Park (DVNP) are some of the areas which have been focused to study Bird Fauna in detail.
Research is conducted by continuous monitoring and observations through field research and by using latest monitoring equipment like video cameras, digital cameras, Global Positioning System (GPS), Range Finder, Binocular, Ornithology Identifications Guide Books and transportation. Birds’ classification, behavior, reproduction, breeding season, migration patterns, population expansions, life spam, conservation, ecology and all factors affecting them are assessed in detail.
Birds’ migration is constantly observed and particular birds watching events are organized for this purpose by BRC. Field workers are trained by experts to keep their eye on even a single movement of every bird. Sighting results are collected from all available sources and special strategy is made to protect the endangered and near threatened species. BRC is honored to take the pride of having maximum pictorial avifaunal record with the detailed researches in Pakistan. Planning is being made in covering all far flung areas of Pakistan for collecting more birds’ samples and information.